3 Key Trends Shaping the Home Organization Market

3 Key Trends Shaping the Home Organization Market

As a society, we've got a lot of stuff. In some cases, such excess can become a running joke. In others, it can interfere with our lives and create unnecessary burdens. Much of the time, cluttered consumers need a little extra help to get their homes organized – hence the $10.5 billion US market for home organization products in 2018.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Lawn & Garden Robots: 4 Key Companies to Watch

Lawn & Garden Robots: 4 Key Companies to Watch

Although the US market for lawn and garden robots is substantially smaller than that of Europe (where generally smaller lawn sizes have supported rapid demand growth for robotic lawn mowers in recent years), it’s expected to more than double in value from 2018 to 2022, reaching $95 million.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Polish Nonwovens Industry Booms in Increasingly Globalized Market

Polish Nonwovens Industry Booms in Increasingly Globalized Market

For a country of its size, Poland may seem unlikely to support a nonwovens industry of global significance. Yet demand for nonwoven fabrics in Poland is comparable to that of more developed, populous countries like Italy and the UK, and the market is expected to grow at an above average rate of 3.2% per year through 2022. So what's driving Poland’s nonwovens boom?

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Textiles & Nonwovens    

Two-Wheel Diversification: The E-bike & Scooter Revolution

Two-Wheel Diversification: The E-bike & Scooter Revolution

The recent entries of GM and Ford into the e-bike market could be a catalyst for an industry-wide “automotive invasion". Will this spur other big automakers to follow suit?

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Smart Neighborhoods Show Virtually Limitless Potential of IoT Solutions

Smart Neighborhoods Show Virtually Limitless Potential of IoT Solutions

Imagine a home that consumes 35% less energy than average. Now, multiply those savings across a whole neighborhood – or even an entire city – and consider the potential outcomes.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Security    

AO Smith Flowing into New Markets: 3 Water Treatment Markets to Watch

AO Smith Flowing into New Markets: 3 Water Treatment Markets to Watch

AO Smith, a leading producer of water heaters, has increased its share of the global consumer water treatment systems market in recent years. Check out these three markets where the company has positioned itself for growth.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Water Treatment    

Tariff Tracker: Power Lawn & Garden Suppliers Brace for Tariffs, Plead for Reversal

Tariff Tracker: Power Lawn & Garden Suppliers Brace for Tariffs, Plead for Reversal

The first three rounds of the Trump administration’s trade war with China have included tariffs on a range of power lawn and garden equipment, in addition to engines and other OEM components, replacement parts, and attachment accessories.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Not Just a Fad: Taking Smart Lighting from Niche to Necessity

Not Just a Fad: Taking Smart Lighting from Niche to Necessity

Silicon Valley has a vision for the future, and it starts with the Internet of Things – an algorithm-based, data-centric world in which electronic devices communicate with each other and even determine for their users the best course of action to lasting health, happiness, and overall wellbeing.


Tariff Tracker: Consumer Water Treatment Systems & Parts Under Pressure

Tariff Tracker: Consumer Water Treatment Systems & Parts Under Pressure

US suppliers of consumer water treatment systems – including water purification systems and water softeners – have not been able to duck the reach of recent tariffs imposed on China.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs      Water Treatment    

Tariff Tracker: The $1.25 Store? Tariffs to Strike Discount Retailers

Tariff Tracker: The $1.25 Store? Tariffs to Strike Discount Retailers

For many Americans who rely on the low-cost housewares and other goods supplied by dollar and discount stores, new tariffs implemented by the US on Chinese imports could spell bad news.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Tariffs